Zucchini Flower Fritters ___

Zucchini Flower Fritters


For the Fritters:

  • 2 small zucchini, chopped very small
  • about 10-15 zucchini flowers, washed and cut into small pieces
  • garlic cloves, very thinly sliced
  • 0.5 cup fresh sheep-milk ricotta cheese
  • 0.5 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 0.5 cup packed fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 0.75 cup all purpose flour
  • olive oil, for frying


In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients except the oil. Using a spoon mix well until you have a smooth batter.

Heat 2 inches of olive oil in a pot over a high flame and drop the batter into the hot oil by spoonful.

Fry until the Fritters are golden brown, about 1-2 minutes. Using a spider or a slotted spoon, transfer them to a paper towel lined plate and sprinkle them with salt.

Serve warm or at room temperature.